[Skiboot] [PATCH v1 0/5] New HBRT interfaces
stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Aug 19 09:30:12 AEST 2015
Daniel M Crowell <dcrowell at us.ibm.com> writes:
> I'm just not seeing what adding this argument gets us. If you really
> think that we need to hit people over the head with this information then
> we should change the command itself to something more frightening. If
> we're worried about a user bricking their system, we need to restrict all
> access to pnor and vpd. It is a lot easier to permanently make a system
> unbootable by messing around there then it is to call an obscure
> htmgt_pass_thru interface.
I'm looking at it buying us two things:
1) when someone on a random web forum suggests to run a command, someone
entering it will see "--danger-mode" and at least get a warning that
perhaps they're doing things that are, well, not completely
A "think twice" rather than active protection.
2) When we get a bug report in, and there's --danger-mode we can quickly
hand it off to the right team, and if the bug report isn't from
manufacturing, we can just say "congratulations, you can keep both pieces".
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